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Albert Lea, MN
Grandma Jensen's House - It's been called the BorlandHouse, but it's mentioned in The Haunted Heartland book under the chapter Grandma Jensen or something like that. I don't think it actually refers to it as the Borland House, but the main haunting is that of Grandma Jensen. Actually, my family once looked at that house when thinking of moving, before we even knew it was in The Haunted Heartland, and my mom got a bit weirded out in a couple of rooms. It'd be neat if you could find more info on that haunted site. (Troy Taylor's Site on Grandma's House) (AAG)
Old Broadway Restaurant - Old Broadway was once a brothel and a morgue. It is now a restaurant. Patrons and staff have reported that they witnessed an old woman walking upstairs during the evenings. She has also been seen in the mirrors as staff cleaned off the tables. The old woman is believed to be friendly.
Anoka State Hospital - Anoka State hospital has tunnels leading underground that link the buildings together. Mental patients were known to try to escape through the tunnels, were caught and murdered, or committed suicide by hanging themselves from the pipes along the ceiling of the tunnels. Spirits have been heard laughing and whispering, and have been known to appear in the tunnels, which are now closed except to security and maintenance.
Billy's Bar & Grill - It is rumored that this now local bar at one time was a whore house. Not to the liking of the owner at the time she was over powered by her male employees and was unable to keep the establishment a simple tavern for the traveling loggers working on the nearby Rum River. She died up stairs in one of the bedrooms not to soon after the uprising. To this day several people (patrons & employees) have noticed tables set in the morning when arriving to work, pictures on the wall moved around, and simple cleaning tasks done when no one had actually done them. The old maid has also been seen in the bar and restaurant wandering aimlessly.
Stillwater Prison - The living unit that is called B West has an ghost which appears on the 3rd floor. The area called the "brake" area between cells 301 and 732 has an inmate that supposedly died while in prison standing in the corner by a mop sink.
St. Julia Asylum - At the St. Julia asylum there has been noises that no one can explain where they came from like moaning other times in the morning its so silent almost too silent thereís a sighting that a little girl on the second floor looks out her window at you.
Camp Ripley military base - Reports by many U.S Army soldiers of old units of cavalry sent to fight the Indians riding up and down the firing ranges in full battle dress flags flying and all sounds of bugles and thundering horses also heard at night
Jefferson High School - Sometime in the 1970s a kid was climbing up the stairs in the auditorium to get some props. While he was climbing up there he apparently fell and died. Now there is a railing and a fence at the top of the prop room and across from that is a painting of a guy falling.
Radisson South Hotel - Footsteps are heard and the feeling they are coming toward you.
Cinema 6 Theater - There have been two fires at the theater itself. The first one started in the projection room. I don't know where the second one started. There used to be a hotel in the exact spot where the theater is. In 1977-1979(I'm not sure what year) the hotel was burnt down with almost everyone dead including the man who started the fire. Some people in Breckinridge think that his spirit started the fires in the theater. Some people have claimed that they saw a transparent man wandering the halls during the movie, including some employees.
Brooklyn Park, MN
Schmits Music Warehouse - haunted by a man who had a heart attack and died in a doorway to the warehouse in the back of the store. While cleaning up after hours, staff have heard the pianos play by themselves, and the drums and other instruments hanging on the walls play by themselves.
Sturges Park - The old bathroom is reportedly the sight of a lot of paranormal activity. Names written in blood on the mirror. Strange balls of light floating in and out. Old man Sturges, a wealthy businessman of Buffalo in the 1880s is seen occasionally wandering through his old house, which is right next to the park.
Benchwarmer Bob's Restaurant - Several employees have seen an apparition of an Indian in the basement hallway of the restaurant. The k-9 dogs for Burnsville Police will not enter that area of the restaurant.
Chanhassen Dinner Theater - This theater was built over the site of a house that burnt down with a woman still inside. She is said to haunt the new structure. There is another ghost here of an actor who was hit by a car when she was bicycling home from work. Her spirit has been spotted backstage.
Chico Hot Springs - This turn of the century hot springs resort is haunted
Pizza Hut - The old baker that used to work there when it was doughnut shop. Hung himself in the backroom. People see him from time to time and sometimes the lights will all of the sudden turn off also the faucets will turn on and off.
Cottage Grove, MN
Dead man's Pond - It is said that a little boy was pulled under the water and drowned. To this day the ducks will sit at the edge of the water but will not go near the middle. And if you look closely you can see bubbles rise up from the middle of the pond.
Fountain Lake - They say a women drowned in the lake and every night at midnight you can hear her ghost scream.
Charlie's Club - There is a night club in the western part of Duluth called Spirit Valley,(go figure). The building was built in the late 1800's and was previously 4 stories tall, now a single story due to a fire. Even though no one was hurt or killed in the blaze, the bar has quite alot of paranormal activity. It was quite a colorful place back in the day, being a reported "house of commercial affection", gin mill, speak easy, etc. There are a couple of ongoing events that are wuite commonplace. Near the west doors are a couple of pool tables. Just off the far right corner there is a corner drink table where many people have had been either shoved, poked brushed or had their stick bumped to only discover that there is noone there. The other instance is the old woman who shows herself only to men. Mostly men who work there, including yours truly. Many staff members have heard the bathroom's doors open and close, slam shut, swing open violently, the back security door open and slam shut, and no one being there. Attesting to this is it mostly happens after closing time when only the staff is there cleaning up with perimiter alarms set that if anyone was in these areas it would trip the alarms. (from http://theshadowlands.net)
Duluth Central High School - Back in the 1970's a girl was raped in the girl's bathroom on the first floor. She didn't know what to do, afraid they would attack her again, so she killed herself in her home 3 days before graduation. Ever since students have heard moans in the girl's bathroom when they are alone and red fingerprints on the mirrors. Janitors have also claimed to find papers and belongings that had the victims name on them.(from http://theshadowlands.net)
Duluth International Airport - The ghost of a woman murdered on a nearby road haunts the airport to which her murderer fled after stabbing her to death. The ghost has been seen by security staff and causes doors to open and close sounding alarms with no one in the secured areas.(from http://theshadowlands.net)
East High School - Little Theater - The drama director of many years ago (initials RC) was writing a play, but before he could finish it, he fell off the balcony of the theater and died. No one has seen the play that he was writing. Then one day, it showed up on an English teacher's desk with a note on the old East High stationery saying "please perform this" with the initials "RC" on the bottom. The play has never been performed. The lights in the light room mysteriously turn on when the theater is dark. Many students say that it is cold in some parts of the theater, especially near the light board. (from http://theshadowlands.net)
East High School - there was a janitor nicknamed "Red Monkey." The story says that he got locked in a closet in the school and eventually died there. Some students have seen monkey dressed in red walking around the school's halls, and then disappearing.
Glensheen Mansion/Congdon Mansion - Haunted by maid who was murdered there and by the woman who was murdered there too by her own children. Elisabeth Congdon and her nurse haunt the house they were murdered in. (from http://theshadowlands.net)
The home was built in 1905 by Chester Congdon, who was a iron mining baron. Marjorie Congdon was Elizabeth Congdons adoped daughter. Elisabeth and her night nurse, Velma Pietila, were murdered on June 27th, 1977 by Roger Caldwell, Marjorie Congdonís second husband. (visitor submission.)
Morgan park Middle School - glowing red light from inside of one of the rooms, on the rooftop of the school, a tall looking figure staring at witnesses. Hearing a little girl's scream for help.(from http://theshadowlands.net)
Walgreen's - There was a guy that died in a house nearby and in the Walgreen's parking lot people have seen a white shadowy figure in their headlights.(from http://theshadowlands.net)
Miller Hill Mall - There once was a woman that gave birth in the bathroom in the Miller Hill Mall. She flushed it down the toilet, and people have been saying they been hearing sound's of a baby crying in the bathroom.(from http://theshadowlands.net)
Le Sueur County Museum - Employees say they have heard many voices talking. When they checked all over, they found no one around. In one event, a typewriter started typing by itself. Another time, a very old record player started playing by itself. And another time after hours, all 3 employees were in the staff room on the second floor, and heard the small service bell ring. They all went downstairs and no one was there. NOTHING could have fallen on the bell, or have made it ring. Thereís a toilet in the basement that nobody uses, and one day 2 employees were upstairs and heard a loud crash. When investigating downstairs, they realized the toilet seat was down, when it was left up. All these events occurred over much time, and not very often. The employees wonder what happens during the 5 months the museum is closed.
Private Location - A local residence has a female spirit in its basement. Local residential rumors indicate that a neighboring residence had a buried body in a flower bed. As the story goes, the neighbors were a couple with a dog. When the man passed, his dying wish was to have his dog buried with him. The man and his dog passed on the same day, as a dying wish and since animals cannot be buried in a public cemetary, she buried them both in the backyard flowerbed. Police investigation found the bodies a few days later after no funeral arrangements were arranged after certificate of death was filed. Now a vortex is said to be in the once make shift grave and swepts through the neighboring residence. Footsteps, voices, coldspots, and apparitions appear. Also some nights it is reported that apparitions appear next to the flower bed. (MNPSG Investigation)
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf - Many ghost encounters are said to have occurred here. People have claimed to see a black ghost sitting in the balcony of Noyes Hall. Lights often go out in Noyes Hall and Tate Hall. Witnesses have also claimed to see a number other ghosts on the campus. The origins of the spirits are unknown.
Shattuck St. Mary's- The old abandoned infirmary has been around since 1861. It was originally a ski lodge. It has housed all the sick and dying students with incurable diseases until 1912. The inhabitants have included crazy war veterans from the civil war, and the victims of horrible epidemics. Due to the high levels of espestice the building has been closed, but students still claim to see sickening ghostly figues with boils, rashes, and raw openings appear in the upper floor windows. Two young women were possesed in 1971 and an exorcism had to be performed.
Forest City, MN
Mystery Road 660 - If you go through Forest City be sure to get on road 330 and then turn on to 660. Bring your level with you. Drive down the road a hundred feet and check the road, it should be perfectly level. Now turn your car around and put it in neutral. Your car will get pulled backwards on a perfectly level road. People also get headaches on this road.
LeDuc Mansion - is rumored to have a ghost of a former resident.
Treat Me Sweet - Treat me sweet has been haunted for some years now. Treat Me Sweet use to be a restaurant some time ago It is haunted by a man. This man used to be the owner of this restaurant. He committed suicide in the back of the kitchen.
Hibbing High School Auditorium - An apparition of an older male sitting in seat J47 has been photographed many times. It is thought to be the ghost of the stage manager who died of a heart attack while working there in 1942. There has always been an odd occurrence in the auditorium, but the rumor wasn't believed until the apparition was captured in the photograph after a play practice in 2000. (from http://theshadowlands.net
Hillcrest Recreation Center - From the top floor you can hear laughing when no body is there. Plus cold air is found up there when there is no air-conditioning.
Laundry mat - People have said when they are there washing their clothes late at night they have heard strange crying, and one lady says she has seen a little girl running from the door into a wall.
Barton County Hospital - The staff have heard someone walking down the hall, things moving (heavy furniture).
Ness Church - This church is haunted by The Sioux Indians. Many reports say that the lights of the church turn on, strange figures appear, a little girl named Annie was barried it has been said that she will come out to your car at night and sit on top to of the roof of your car and if you drive off with her on your car she will haunt you for the rest of your life unless you let her get off on her own, and last at the stroke of midnight a car would appear and drive behind you and all of a sudden disappear once you hit the end of the rode.
Long Lake, MN
Holbrook Park - in the park around midnight and 2:oo a.m. a little lost girl is sighted walking around the park as if she was lost or just walking but always disappears when you get to close. She fades away after a while and later comes back with her father. But when she is with her father she is carrying apples in her dress. They are only seen on Sunday nights but donít get to close to her stay away or her father gets defensive and will attack and leave you with a hurt gut and markings on the face and body.
Loon Lake, MN
Loon Lake Cemetery - The cemetery at Loon Lake, Minn. is said to be haunted by the ghost of a witch that is buried there. You can find the cemetery on the Lake's southeast shore. Turn into "Brown's Campgrounds" they have signs directing you to it's sight. It's open during the day only!
Opera House - A lady was in the dressing room in the basement when a lady who was wearing the same dress came into the room and started talking to her and telling her about the time when she played the same role in the play years earlier, but when she turned around there was no one there. She ran upstairs to tell her friend who played the villain about what happened when they both saw a shadowy figure up in the rafters that looked like the costume he was wearing. They left everything and left the place very quickly.
Maple Grove, MN
Hunted Crick - there where two cars that crashed and killed 4 people. And the ghosts still drive by the bridge over the crick and if you get in their way you gets the chills.
Maplewood Community center - A boy has been spotted at the bottom of the pool, and known to tug on you and pull you under.
Milford Magneses Mine - It is believed to have become haunted after a great tragedy when the mine flooded and killed 41 people and then the mine later reopened and men started to quit without giving reasons and few years later after that they closed it and now its just sits there.
City Hall - the fifth floor is haunted by a man was hung there.
First Ave. Night Club - apparition of a blonde woman with a green jacket that has been seen quite often. The staff has seen her on a number of occasions and one poor women has seen her hanging in the 5th stall of the women's bathroom. The DJs have heard strange sounds coming from their headsets and people have been said to see dancing apparitions with no legs.
Guthrie Theatre - The story is that an usher who committed suicide as a teenager haunts the theater. He can be seen in the aisles when the lights in the house are down and there is light shining in from the corridor.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design - has a ghost loose. Many students have been woken up in the night, frozen and not able to move, and heard screaming inside their heads. Apparently, some one had been raped and killed in one of the basement apartments at one time.
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts - Areas of extreme, 'cold spots', especially in the, Connecticut Room, (a 1700's style room).
Treasure Island Casino - The casino is located several hours from the Minneapolis area near the Wisconsin / Minnesota border. Returning home from the casino (on Hwy 18 along the Mississippi river) alone after midnight, a witness reports he stopped his car on the shoulder of the highway to take a little nap as it was late and he was tired. Shortly after he closed his eyes, he heard the soft muted sound of footsteps walking towards his car. The footsteps sounded like a person with a broken leg because it was dragging one leg as it walked. He got up to see who it was because he didn't want the cops to give him a ticket. He peered out of the car window to see an old man(?) with dark hallow eyes and frayed white hair leaning on the passenger window behind the driver's seat. The old man was rotten and his clothes were tattered! That was all he could make out of the ghost before he quickly started his car and drove off in a hurry.
Weld Hall, Moorhead State University Campus- Weld Hall is the theater building on the collage. Many years back a worker at the theater fell down the winding metal staircase, in the back of the stage, he broke both of his legs and neck. His ghost has been seen dancing on the stage, without his legs.
Mountain Iron, MN
Haunted Tree - somewhere off of Highway 7 there is a tree where a man had hung his two daughters and then hung himself. It has been reported that late at night the branches will be pushed down and shoot up and shake like something had fallen off of them. from http://theshadowlands.net
New London, MN
Old Depot House - Ey Witzke haunts this old railroad depot.
St. Olaf College - Hilleboe Hall - is said to have had a variety of ghostlike experiences. One is that when there was only one student in the entire dorm during the summer, she heard childlike singing and the piano playing and after going to investigate she found all of the sinks turned in all of the rooms on her corridor. It is also said that mysterious child-sized handprints appear on the outside of third floor windows.
St. Olaf College - Kelsey Theater - is said the ghost of Miss Kelsey herself has been seen playing the piano onstage long after her death and has been heard warning an actor who was rehearsing alone late at night that he was about to fall into the orchestra pit.
St. Olaf College - Melby Hall - the oldest on campus, it said that a man and a woman in period clothing from the Victorian era have been seen in halls and rooms as well as the stairway.
St. Olaf College - Thorson Hall - there have been sightings of the "Red Hat Boy" believed to possibly be the ghost of a student who died, not on campus, but while he attended St. Olaf and lived in that dorm. What is believed to be the boy's dog has also been seen with him and roaming around campus by itself. He also appears in a certain room, one that is assumed was his.
Kaplan's woods - There are many unrested spirits there.
West Hills - Ghosts of orphaned children haunt what used to be an orphanage.
Pipestone County Museum - The Pipestone County museum is formerly the old city hall. A little blonde girl has been seen there by several people. She is dressed in a blue 19th century dress with a white apron. Often, loud sounds are heard upstairs when no one is there (footsteps, stomping...) The old doctor's office is located off the library upstairs. Several employees and guests have heard the long since dead doctor "working" in the office when no one is actually in there. The chair squeaks, papers shuffle.
Pipestone National Monument - Unexplainable footsteps, war drums, shadows of what appear to be humans. Also there have at times been heard voices.
Mary Schmidt-Bremer Mansion - Cold spots, an apparition of a woman with brown hair and wearing a long white dress, and the sound of someone climbing the stairs when there is no one around.
Palmer River Cemetery - A small cemetery on Lake St. in Rehobeth Mass. A small boy can be seen wandering the cemetery, sometimes with two adult men. It has also been said that a coffin has been seen in the middle of the cemetery.
Vicksburg Cemetary - One of the grave stones glows, in the spring for a short time the flowers that grow there bleed.
Adam's Hill - Use to be farmland, and the farmer hung himself on the tree at the bottom of the hill. Rumors of the ghost still lurking around.
The Academy of Holy Angels: - It is said that on the third floor in room 394 there is a ghost a janitor that hung himself there years ago still lurks in the room at night and once in a while during school hours.
Academy of Holy Angels - In room 394 you can sometimes visit with the ghost of a janitor who hung himself here many years ago. (AAG)
Sauk Center - Palmer House - This hotel was built in 1901 on top of another hotel that had burned down in 1900. There are rumors of a small boy bouncing a ball down one of the hallways late at night
Sherack - Highways around town of Sherack - A man is seen hitchhiking during on dark, stormy, rainy nights. Many people report picking up the hitchhiker and later turning to him in the car only to find he's not there.
St. Cloud, MN
Lawrence Hall - Lawrence Hall is the oldest building on the campus of St. Cloud State University. It was built in 1904. In 1950 a janitor in the building murdered two teachers who had offices in the building. It was abandoned in 1968 for "unknown reasons". Today students have reported seeing a figure of a bald headed man standing in the doorways of the building. Some see lights flash on and off from outside!
St. Cloud State University - Shoemaker Hall - In the early 1900's a student at the St. Cloud Normal School had an affair with a janitor at Shoemaker Hall, which was the dormitory for the students. She became pregnant and hung herself in the meat locker of the kitchen(now the basement). Shoemaker is still a dorm, and many students report objects being moved, clocks flashing impossible numbers, lights and TVs turning on for no reason, and an apparition of a woman floating above beds late at night.
Skatin' Place - Legend says that the skating rink was built over an old pond where a boy had drown. Lots of unusual things happening in the building have been reported.
North Shoemaker Hall - North Shoemaker Hall was built in the early part of the twentieth century. Legend states that one of the lunch ladies hanged herself in the basement meat locker. Many of the resident advisors have reported hearing strange things in the meat locker. They even say that the door will unlock by itself after employees had locked it.
St. Joseph, MN
Benedicta Arts Center at College of St. Benedict's. - A guy fell from the loft while it was being built, and died. People see a tall, shadowy figure walking around.
Benton High School - In Benton's auditorium figures have been seen and strange noises have been heard during rehearsals. Sometimes all of the lights in the house will go on and off at times for no reason, and unlocked doors will lock.
St. Louis Park, MN
Aizman House - Orbs have been sighted on several occasions in the living room and basement after 10:30. Halloween trick-or-treaters have ran out after having a tour of the basement, and it's "friends". The orbs and apparition of a man with only eyes and a mouth, dressed in a gray sweater with his white collar showing and blue jeans, are believed to be victims of "kid can" and his gang.
St. Paul, MN
City Hall - Even the local media acknowledges this haunted location! Every fall they do specials on the property and feature people who have witnessed spirits dressed in 1920's garb and walk through walls. There are sounds and voices at night and, one time when the St. Paul canines were called in to investigate, the dogs refused to enter the building past the lobby. (AAG)
Lilydale Park - People visiting Lilydale Park have reported sightings of white apparitions and children screaming. For more information, see the Caves listed below. (AAG)
Caverns of St. Paul - Once the home to a clubhouse that served gangsters, these cliffs are toured during Halloween. (AAG) Pictures
College of Arts - Haunted by several spirits, or so they say. The dark room, which was once the studio of a wealthy carpenter, who cheated on his wife with the maid, has had many instances occur within it. Objects move around, the timer resets itself and, elsewhere on the property, the lights go on and off. It's said the maid hung herself on the main stairwell banister when the carpenter refused to leave his wife. He has been spotted by one employee roaming the halls and people have even heard the sound of children. (AAG)
Forepaugh's Restaurant - Haunted by several spirits, or so they say. The dark room, which was once the studio of a wealthy carpenter, who cheated on his wife with the maid, has had many instances occur within it. Objects move around, the timer resets itself and, elsewhere on the property, the lights go on and off. It's said the maid hung herself on the main stairwell banister when the carpenter refused to leave his wife. He has been spotted by one employee roaming the halls and people have even heard the sound of children. (AAG)
State Capital - Room 217, rumored to once be a judge's office, has a tendency to lock people inside it. Strange noises and cold air can also be felt here. (AAG)
Buff Park - Said to be haunted by the spirit of a man who committed suicide. Some say, if you spend the night here, you can still hear him screaming and saying he is going to kill himself. (AAG)
St. Paul Hotel - It's said the spirit of a bellboy still tries to make the guests comfortable here at the St. Paul Hotel. (AAG)
Landmark Center - Jack Peifer's ghost is said to haunt the former Minnesota Federal Courthouse which is now the Landmark Centre in St Paul. He even once made an appearance in a couple's wedding photos taken on the grounds! Jack Peifer was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment at the former courthouse for his part in the kidnap of brewery heir William Hamm. Apparently he was so aghast at the sentence he committed suicide in the Ramsey County jail by ingesting potassium cyanide. (AAG)
Wabasha Caves - Come hear and see the history of these sandstone caves. You will explore the original mined caves and see the finished caves (once a romantic night club called The Castle Royal). Hear the legends of the mobster massacres and ghostly lore. 45-minute walking tour - reservations not required. (AAG)
Griggs Mansion - This twenty-four-room mansion, built by grocer Chauncey Griggs in 1883, is St. Paul's most haunted house. The ghostly apparition of a maid who hanged herself from the third-floor landing has been reported here since 1915. The ghost of a gardener, Charles Wade, returns to the library to consult books on gardening, and the shadowy presence of a teenage girl named Amy has been detected in the parlor. Another ghost, that of a thin man in a black suit, pops in and out of rooms during both daylight and nighttime hours. The house changes hands like a hot potato. The longest owner was the St. Paul Gallery and School of Art, which occupied the building from 1939 to 1964. Many students and teachers reported feeling the presence of spirits during that time. One student had a terrifying encounter with a ghastly, floating head in a small apartment at the rear of the house. In 1964, Griggs Mansion was purchased by Carl Weschke, founder of Llewellyn Publishing. He did extensive renovations which seemed to increase the activity. Weschke, his maids and butler, and an investigative team from the St. Paul Pioneer Press all encountered ghostly manifestations in the house. (AAG)
St. Peter Regional Treatment Center - Most of the area around and in the state hospital has some form of haunting or another (the older buildings, the old grave yard, the underground tunnels & certain areas of the grounds) by former mistreated residence of the establishment or staff who met an untimely death there. (shadowlands)
MNPSG Note: I had been brought through the streets around the hospital in late December of 2002 and there is a very eerie ambience to the location. MNPSG is currently in the process of inquiry about a potential investigation.
Arcola Trail Bridge - Late at night, a young wife searches for her husband along the abandoned railroad tracks of Arcola Trail in Stillwater, Minnesota, wandering with her lantern and clad in her white gown.(AAG)
Lumber Barons (hotel/restaurant)- A Confederate military man passed away in a drunken stupor on the second floor S.W. suite. His curious sweat odor is heavy in the air.
Overlook Inn - The spirits of the pervious owners seem to haunt the many hallways of this old Inn.
Taunton Cemetery - seen a 12 year old girl sitting in the rocking chair rocking it back and forth next to her grave.
White Bear Lake, MN
White Bear Lake High School South Campus - The three apparitions are often seen on the field throwing the football around after games. They are also accredited with many high school pranks that go on at the school. They are friendly spirits, not really causing any harm, just pulling pranks that any high school kid would attempt.
Sibley State Park - Timberlake Road - women's children were killed in her house many years ago while she was gone. She came back to discover that they were all dead. She then hung her self. She haunts Timberlake Road looking for the killer. Her house was strangely burnt down a couple years ago. Thereís been many sightings red eyes in the forest, screams, dogs barking and the barking getting closer and closer to you, moans from the women, and strange shadows. In the winter there are many piles of dead rats. There is a cemetery on the same road where she was said to be buried. Children have been seen in the cemetery. Many people in Willmar and new London / Spicer know the stories and have seen it for themselves.
St. Mary's College - Heffron Hall - Bishop Heffron was killed by Father Lesches back in 1915. Heffron Hall was built in honor of Bishop Heffron. To this day, it is said to be haunted by Father Lesches. He has been seen several times on the 3rd and4th Floors.
St. Mary's College - Lourdes Hall - 3rd floor - Every one knows about the ghost on the 4th floor at Lourdes but the third floor is also haunted. People have had things taken off the wall, pictures knocked over and turned around, and posters moved from their hanging position and moved to the other side of the room on the floor. Doors will close and lock by themselves and you can hear people in the halls when no one is there
Winona - St. Mary's College - Lourdes Hall - 4th floor- The fourth floor used to be an infirmary for the nuns that lived there. Many people died up here and you can still hear many of them walking, crying, or just trying to talk to you. It is rather chilling, especially if you have lived there!!!!
Winona - St. Mary's College - Richards Hall - a room is haunted by the ghost of a student who hung himself in his closet in 1978. He is often seen brushing past residents of the room, or walking around in the middle of the night.
Little Swan Cemetery -Reports of anomalies in pictures taken there and severe temperature changes. from http://theshadowlands.net
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